Winter Boots

The best winter boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 12, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Winter Boot Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Keen Men's Summit County

A truly warm winter boot, comfortable out of the box, with features expected of Keen. I acquired these boots a couple months ago, as a Christmas gift from “the dogs” (with the assistance of my wife), who appreciate my efforts to walk ‘em even when it’s colder than the dark side of the Moon out there. I’ve since worn them dog-walking (of course) in single-digit to mid-teens temps (and a little warmer, too), and for a few short day hikes in mid-teen-to-twenties temps in rolling terrain,… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks Arctic

Unrepairable soles. Great boots. Warm, lightweight. Since Steger does not repair the soles when they wear out, they are evidently disposable. Don't imagine you'll be handing these down to your kids, like L.L.Bean boots. Big bucks for disposable mukluks. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kamik Nation Pro

These boots are a warm, dry, and light pac boot made by a proven company. I like these boots a whole lot. 12 inches high, which is important and standard boot wear to me, prevents snow and water getting in on ankles and stops lots of brush and briar wear on pants. They are rated for -40°f but I've never had them below about -12°f and they were warm and comfortable. They fit well out of the box with no problems except maybe with my wide foot they could've been a bit wider but the liner does collapse… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"

Great tall boot that keeps your pants clean and your feet dry. I'm on my second pair. Had the first for decades; Bean replaced them, though I would have preferred a repair. Tuck your pants in these boots and your pants stay clean, dry, and tick-free [I bug spray the leather uppers] while keeping your feet warm and dry. These boots are light and really only need minimal break in if any. They are uninsulated, but with two pairs of wool socks I've worn them many times snowshoeing to about 20°f. Put… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Men's Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined

Comfortable, not as warm as advertised, slippery, don't work like a 10" boot. I've had mine two years. To me they are an excellent two-season [spring/fall] boot and just so so in cold [below ten f] winter temps though I believe they are rated to -20°. I could probably do 0°F in mine if very active but then I'd likely have a different boot on. This all with two pair of wool socks. Why the tongue isn't sewn all the way up the boot is beyond me. This makes stepping in a 6-inch puddle probably impossible… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Danner Men's Raptor 650

The surprisingly lightweight and versatile Danner Raptor 650 handled everything I threw at it this winter, all while keeping my feet warm and dry in snowy and cold conditions. With an interesting outer made of leather and wool, coupled with generous PrimaLoft insulation and waterproofing powers, the boots have made my feet very happy during the cold and wet winter. Testing Conditions:I’ve worn the Danner Raptor 650 boots for three months during the winter, predominantly in the mountains and valleys… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Sorel Men's Caribou

Just bought a pair of Caribous from a vendor on eBay, new. They are described as leather, but were treated and are more like suede. Put them in my sink with water and water soaked through the suede. Not waterproof and not leather. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks CamuksXtreme

Potentially superb boot for cold snow travel. Almost nonexistent customer service. Loved my Steger Arctic Mukluks until a stick tore open the moose hide. I considered it an unfortunate accident, not a product flaw. I bought another pair. This second pair were Steger CamuksXtreme Mukluks, an upgrade. The uppers developed little holes where laces crossed and chafed. This I considered a product flaw. On November 2, 2018 I contacted Steger through their website. They responded in two weeks. I followed… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Waterproof

Very comfortable, well-insulated, and water resistant. Wore these on several mountain hikes in Tromso, Norway, without any breaking-in period. No blisters. Fit: I have size 36.5 feet with large toes and narrow heels, which usually blister with any pair of new shoes. I bought these in size 37.5, shoe width B, and they fit my feet perfectly (with heavy woolen socks and a layer of thin socks). So maybe get a size or half bigger. Comfort: I wore these on several 300m-600m high/4km-10km long mountain… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Omni-Heat
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Waterproof
$138 - $185
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Mid Winter CS WP
$105 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Waterproof
$149 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt 10-inch Insulated Composite Toe Pac Boots
$170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Danner Raptor 650
$143
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Keen Summit County
$108 - $114
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kamik Nation Pro
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sorel 1964 Pac Boot
$56 - $112
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Baffin Impact
$164 - $219
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Lost 40
$125
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry
$44 - $139
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Sorel Conquest
$82 - $99
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Glacier
$99 - $119
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Caribou
$63 - $160
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Toundra Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Storm Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Baffin Arctic Boot
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nunatak Gear Down Mukluk
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Pemberton Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company True North Boots
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Credence Wool Waterproof Nurl
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Steger Mukluks Terra
$280 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Snowsquall Tall
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Timberland Woodhaven Fleece-Lined Waterproof Boots
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Tundra
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kenetrek Northern Boot
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trukke Snow Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Revel Boots
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Revelstoke
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Timberland Chillberg Mid Shell-Toe Waterproof Boots
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Plus II Omni-Heat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Apex Pac
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Lynx
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon Deemax 2 Dry
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Muck Boot Arctic Outpost Lace Mid
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 6"
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Versa Boot
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Insulated
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wolverine Crossbuck Waterproof LX
$180 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Muck Boot Muckster II Low
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Otis Nurl
$140 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Steger Mukluks Arctic
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Northside Back Country
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (8)
Herman Survivor Tracer
$53 MSRP